Breaking News From The Free Press Tampa

Winter Haven Police Shoot Suspect Who Was Repeatedly Stabbing Woman

Winter Haven Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting that occurred earlier today.
Breaking News From The Free Press

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Winter Haven Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting that happened earlier today.

“No officers are injured, and the suspect has non-life-threatening injuries and has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” said Winter Haven Police in a statement.

The incident happened at 2316 Isle Royal Court SE in Winter Haven and unfolded during a domestic disturbance call at the residence, according to police.

Officers responded to the residence after a witness called, stating 35-year-old Nathan Armstrong was stabbing a female in the home.

When officers arrived, they immediately entered the residence finding Armstrong in the home and continuing to stab the victim.

In the news: Pennsylvania Teen Fugitive Wanted For Murder, Arrested At Mulberry High School In Florida

The officer commanded Armstrong to drop the knife. However, he continued to stab the victim. In order to stop Armstrong, the officer fired his service weapon striking Armstrong in the leg. Once Armstrong was secured, officers immediately started rendering aid to Armstrong and the victim.

Both were taken to the hospital, where they remain with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Our officer saved this victim’s life,” said Winter Haven Police Chief David Brannan. “Had our officer not taken the immediate action to stop Armstrong, the outcome for the victim could have been much worse.”

This is very early in the investigation, with limited information available. We will update this story as more details are released.

Visit for PoliticsSports, and National Headlines, or signup for our free newsletter by clicking here.

Android Users, Click Here To Download The Free Press App And Never Miss A Story. Follow Us On Facebook Here Or Twitter Here.


Login To Facebook From Your Browser To Leave A Comment